Mr Reilly Innes

Mr Reilly Innes

Casual Research Assistant

School of Psychology

Career Summary

Biography

Reilly Innes is a postgraduate researcher in the School of Psychology. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with a bachelor of Psychology with first class honours and a faculty medal in 2016. Reilly's current research aims to investigate cognitive workload measurement and applications in industry. 

Reilly has worked collaboratively with fellow postgraduate students Zachary Howard and Alexander Thorpe, as well as supervisors Professor Scott Brown and Associate Professor Ami Eidels on several projects. Furthermore, Reilly has worked on linkage projects with the RAAF, Airbus and Hensoldt in the area of human factors which aim to apply cognitive workload research in order to improve usability of systems and designs. Reilly is currently working on a project that focuses on new computational modelling techniques.

In 2019, Reilly received the Faculty of Science Best HDR Engagement Award for his ongoing work with RAAF Squadron 4. Reilly has also won prizes for best presentations at the School of Psychology honours conference 2016, EPC 2017 & 2018 and the CBMHR postgraduate conference 2017. 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Cognitive Modelling
  • Cognitive Workload
  • Cognitive Workload Measurement
  • Detection Response Task
  • Discrete Choice Experiments

Awards

Award

Year Award
2019 Faculty of Science - Best HDR Engagement Award
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle

Prize

Year Award
2018 EPC 2018 Best Presentation
Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
2017 CBMHR Best Presentation
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research
2017 EPC 2017 Best Presentation
Australasian Experimental Psychology Society
2016 School of Psychology Honours Conference Best Presentation
Faculty of Science | University of Newcastle | Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Innes RJ, Evans NJ, Howard ZL, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'A Broader Application of the Detection Response Task to Cognitive Tasks and Online Environments', HUMAN FACTORS, (2020)
DOI 10.1177/0018720820936800
Co-authors Scott Brown, Ami Eidels
2020 Howard ZL, Evans NJ, Innes RJ, Brown SD, Eidels A, 'How is multi-tasking different from increased difficulty?', Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 27 937-951 (2020) [C1]

© 2020, The Psychonomic Society, Inc. With the advancement of technologies like in-car navigation and smartphones, concerns around how cognitive functioning is influenced by ¿work... [more]

© 2020, The Psychonomic Society, Inc. With the advancement of technologies like in-car navigation and smartphones, concerns around how cognitive functioning is influenced by ¿workload¿ are increasingly prevalent. Research shows that spreading effort across multiple tasks can impair cognitive abilities through an overuse of resources, and that similar overload effects arise in difficult single-task paradigms. We developed a novel lab-based extension of the Detection Response Task, which measures workload, and paired it with a Multiple Object Tracking Task to manipulate cognitive load. Load was manipulated either by changing within-task difficulty or by the addition of an extra task. Using quantitative cognitive modelling we showed that these manipulations cause similar cognitive impairments through diminished processing rates, but that the introduction of a second task tends to invoke more cautious response strategies that do not occur when only difficulty changes. We conclude that more prudence should be exercised when directly comparing multi-tasking and difficulty-based workload impairments, particularly when relying on measures of central tendency.

DOI 10.3758/s13423-020-01741-8
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Scott Brown, Ami Eidels
2020 Innes RJ, Kuhne CL, 'An LBA account of decisions in the multiple object tracking task', The Quantitative Methods for Psychology, 16 175-191 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.20982/tqmp.16.2.p175
2020 Thorpe A, Innes R, Townsend J, Heath R, Nesbitt K, Eidels A, 'Assessing cross-modal interference in the detection response task', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 98 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jmp.2020.102390
Co-authors Keith Nesbitt, Ami Eidels
2020 Innes RJ, Howard ZL, Thorpe A, Eidels A, Brown SD, 'The Effects of Increased Visual Information on Cognitive Workload in a Helicopter Simulator', HUMAN FACTORS, (2020)
DOI 10.1177/0018720820945409
Co-authors Scott Brown, Ami Eidels
Howard ZL, Evans NJ, Innes RJ, Brown S, Eidels A, 'Is Multitasking Just a Form of Difficulty?
DOI 10.31234/osf.io/9yj4z
Co-authors Scott Brown, Ami Eidels
Innes RJ, Kuhne C, 'An LBA account of decisions in the multiple object tracking task
DOI 10.31234/osf.io/hkj2g
Innes RJ, Evans NJ, Howard ZL, Eidels A, Brown S, 'A broader application of the detection response task to cognitive tasks and online environments
DOI 10.31234/osf.io/kvsbj
Co-authors Ami Eidels, Scott Brown
Innes RJ, Howard ZL, Thorpe A, Eidels A, Brown S, 'The effects of increased visual information on cognitive workload in a helicopter simulator
DOI 10.31234/osf.io/y5j3v
Co-authors Ami Eidels, Scott Brown
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Mr Reilly Innes

Position

Casual Research Assistant
School of Psychology
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email reilly.innes@newcastle.edu.au
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